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The more strictly we are watched, the better we behave: Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon


30 April 2016 14:00 - 15:00


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

Jeremy Bentham is often portrayed as the oppressive manipulator of minds who distilled the essence of the disciplinary societies in which we still live. Michael Quinn of University College London explains the Panopticon concept and its place within Bentham’s wider project of delivering happiness through law.